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Layered Basil Salad

 Layered Basil Salad
The basil in the dressing makes this salad stand out from the usual layered ones. The colorful ingredients look beautiful and taste wonderful together. It's especially impressive on a potluck buffet. -Marcy Cella, L'Anse, Michigan
12-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn assorted salad greens
  • 4 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked macaroni shells
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 3/4 pound fully cooked Ham, cubed
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  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges, optional

Directions

  • In a 3-1/2-qt. glass bowl, layer greens, carrots, macaroni, peas,
  • onion, ham and cheeses. In a small bowl, combine the first six
  • dressing ingredients; spread over salad. Garnish with eggs if
  • desired. Cover and chill for several hours. Yield: 12-14 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 224 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.